March 7

How Can Acupuncture Aid Menstrual Health? Six Key Problems Addressed

Most women are all too familiar with that gnawing below the belly that signals the monthly arrival of the “friend.” This “friend” can at times be more aptly described as an enemy since it brings cramps, bloating, indigestion, constipation, headaches, breakouts, fatigue, mood swings, cysts, and breast pain. This best friend makes us feel as if we are 1,000 pounds, in pain, and very anti-social! So other than popping pills, how can we remedy these side effects? Acupuncture can prove an invaluable tool in helping  to squash the undesirable effect of the period. Once again, we can become the social butterfly that we truly are.


Acupuncture prompts the body to release endorphins and serotonin. Endorphins alleviate cramp pain, and serotonin elevates the mood.

Menstrual Blood Flow Regulation

Stimulated energy points regulate menstrual flow by improving blood flow to the reproductive organs and regulating hormones.

Hormone Balance

The human body produces thirty hormones. Acupuncture addresses hormonal imbalances by stimulating glands and redirecting/improving blood and energy flow. In addition, a proper treatment regimen mobilizes the body’s own energy to heal itself. It can almost be miraculous to avoid chemical medication treatments and instead heal naturally.

Food Cravings

Due to its’ mood-elevating effect, acupuncture promotes overall balance and reduces stress/anxiety. Stress is greatly responsible for our food cravings.


Improved blood circulation and the release of endorphins can eliminate pain. In addition, acupuncture has proven effective with chronic pain and even migraines.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS affects more than three million women per year and typically manifests with an irregular cycle and a hormonal imbalance. While there is no known cure, there are treatments that can alleviate discomfort and regulate hormones. For example, acupuncture has shown remarkably effective in improving blood flow and stimulating nerve endings, which, in turn, helps to regulate hormone levels and pain.

Skin Breakouts

Dermatology primarily attributes skin breakouts to clogged pores and hormone imbalances. Acupuncture improves skin texture by increasing blood circulation and balancing hormones through stress reduction. The result is glowing, beautiful skin.

Life Enjoyment and Self-Care

Menstruation is a part of every woman’s life. However, some women suffer due to complications. In conjunction with a holistic approach, acupuncture can heal the body, lessen symptoms, and promote relaxation. Consistency in treatment is the key that may help avoid symptom progression and artificial medications. Addressing symptoms is crucial to enjoying a quality daily life without limiting activities and enjoyment.

Have you never been to an acupuncture appointment?

Deanna Carell Acupuncture is welcoming new patients to our office. Our natural, acupuncture and facial microneedling treatments are tailored to your specific needs, and are used to create a healthy healing environment for your mind and body. For a consultation to meet with the acupuncturists please call our office or contact us through our online form


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